The relationship that we have with our spouse/partner is the most unique relationship that we will have in our entire life. It is one that is designed to intimate and allows us to feel a sense of belonging and safety. For some couples, as they begin the journey of life together, they find themselves communicating differently or have different expectations for each other. Overtime we develop ways to cope with these differences, some are helpful and some are not. The ones that are not helpful only contribute to the feelings of misunderstanding, hurt, and discontent.
“Once we figured out that we could not change each other, we became free to celebrate ourselves as we are.”
— H. Dean Rutherford (in a letter to his wife)
Ultimately relationships take work. There are times in the life of a relationship that couples have a need for guidance and support. Many people find it difficult to bring up some topics with their partner for a variety of reasons. Counseling is designed to be a safe place and a support o bring up fears, concerns, or difficult topic that may otherwise go unsaid. There are a number of potential benefits for you and your partner to participate in counseling and to work on your relationship. The following are just a few of the ways it could help:
— Learn new ways to solve problems in your relationship or marriage
— Change old ways of behaving and develop new ones
— Improve communication and listening skills
— Learn skills to resolve conflict within your relationship
— Increase your intimacy and connection with your partner
— Learn new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
— Improve your self-esteem and increase your self-confidence
— Learn to manage anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
— Attaining a better understanding of yourself and your partner
— Getting a fresh perspective on difficult problems
— Find resolution to your issues or concern
If you would like to know more you may contact Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org or (989) 402-3366. You may also click here to login to a secure portal to start the process to make an appointment.